“R&J,” a digital realm created by theater artist Jessica Creane, creates intimacy between strangers with the aid Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.
Over five days, users exchange thoughts, play mini-games and write weird sonnets together as they explore the Bard’s “Romeo and Juliet,” writes Roberto Torres at technical.ly.
Although the platform, built by New York-based developer Max Perlman, allows users to play with a partner of their choice, playing with a stranger creates a more authentic experience, Creane said.
The “R&J” experience is one of 26 online art performances that make up Digital Fringe, the digital component of FringeArts’ yearly Fringe Festival in Philadelphia, happening Sept. 6–23.
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